Financial Survey: Autoliv (ALV) & QF Liquidation (OTCMKTS:QTWWQ)

QF Liquidation (NYSE: ALV) and Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

40.4% of Autoliv shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of QF Liquidation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Autoliv shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for QF Liquidation and Autoliv, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QF Liquidation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Autoliv 3 12 10 0 2.28

Autoliv has a consensus price target of $122.48, suggesting a potential upside of 37.47%. Given Autoliv’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Autoliv is more favorable than QF Liquidation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares QF Liquidation and Autoliv’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Autoliv $10.38 billion 0.75 $427.10 million $6.58 13.54

Autoliv has higher revenue and earnings than QF Liquidation.

Dividends

Autoliv pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. QF Liquidation does not pay a dividend. Autoliv pays out 37.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Autoliv has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares QF Liquidation and Autoliv’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A
Autoliv 3.09% 17.38% 7.80%

Risk and Volatility

QF Liquidation has a beta of 3.43, indicating that its share price is 243% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autoliv has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Autoliv beats QF Liquidation on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About QF Liquidation

QF Liquidation, Inc. develops, produces, and sells compressed natural gas fuel storage tanks and packaged fuel storage systems for heavy, medium, and light-duty trucks; and passenger vehicles in the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Taiwan. Its products include high pressure gaseous fuel tanks, packaged fuel system modules, gaseous fuel electronic vehicle control systems and software, hybrid control and motor control software systems, inverters and motors, and engines/generators and fuel cell power. The company also designs, develops, engineers, and validates fuel storage systems for natural gas vehicle applications ranging from passenger vehicles to heavy duty trucks; and integrates electric motors, inverters, generators, and electronic vehicle control components into hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles. In addition, it provides component, subsystem, and system testing and validation services; certification and compliance; and production engineering and manufacturing process development services. Further, the company offers vehicle level assembly services; technical training services; and service procedures, diagnostics, tools, and repair/maintenance programs for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its customers include OEMs, aftermarket and OEM truck integrators, fleets, material science companies, and other governmental entities and agencies. The company, formerly known as Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.

About Autoliv

Autoliv, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Passive Safety and Electronics. It offers modules and components for frontal-impact airbag protection systems, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, battery cable cutters, pedestrian protection systems, and child seats. The company also provides restraint control electronics and crash sensors for deployment of airbags and seatbelt pretensioners; active safety sensors and software for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving solutions; and brake control systems. It primarily serves car manufacturers. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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